"There's a song in the air. There's a star in the sky. There's a mother's sweet prayer and a baby's low cry. And that star rains its fire while the heavenly sing. For the manger in Bethlehem cradles a king."

Welcome the King of Kings at a worship planned in His honor!

Christmas Eve, December 24:

The Church of the Ascension calls believers to a 4 p.m. Christmas pageant; a 7:30 p.m. family celebration; and a 9:30 p.m. youth concert that precedes the 10 p.m. Mass, at 4600 Poplar Ave.

Call 410-242-2292.

Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., hosts informal worship at 4 p.m.; a 7 p.m. family hour; and a 10:30 p.m. candlelight service.

Jingle 410-242-9029.

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 141 Laverne Ave., calls families to the manger at 7:30 p.m. Young ones portray the Holy Family. Call 410-239-0302.

Candlelight and "Silent Night," are Halethorpe Community Church's worship emphasis at 7 p.m., at 1312 Francis Ave. Choral anthems abound there.

Call 410-242-7408.

Choirs, dancers, soloists and instrumentalists take us to Bethlehem at 7:30 p.m. in Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., where candlelight illuminates.

Call 410-242-5918.

Violetville United Methodist Church presents "Joy to the World!" at 7 p.m., at 3648 Coolidge Ave. Little ones kneel at the manger.

Ring 410-525-3191.

"O Holy Night," will resound in Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Laverne Ave., at the 7 p.m. Holy Family pageant and at the 11 p.m. candle-lit worship.

Call 410-247-4624.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church's Christmas Vigil Masses take lyrical journeys to Bethlehem, at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight, 4414 Wilkens Ave.

Jingle 410-242-0131.

Special guest musicians tune in to Jesus' arrival in Lansdowne Christian Church, 101 Clyde Ave., at 7 p.m. Soft candlelight adds to the glow surrounding the manger. Call 410-242-4821.

St. Clement Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave., offers English Masses at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. A Spanish Mass will begin at 11 p.m. All will be bathed in candlelight.